RHA MA 390 Wireless
One of the best neckbuds for the price
$69.95 From RHA, rha-audio.com Features Bluetooth, aptX and AAC, USB–C, six eartips, sports clip, carry pouch Audio specialist RHA is known for its excellent build quality, and the MA390 Wireless headset is no exception. The earbuds are milled out of a solid piece of aluminum — including the inline mic — making the set feel much more premium than its $69.95 price tag initially suggests.
The neckband is made of silicone, making it IPX4 sweat and water resistant. There’s also a rubber door that hides the USB–C charging connector and we’re glad RHA has jumped to USB–C, unlike other headphone makers who are sticking with Micro–USB.
While the neckband terminates with plastic at each end, it doesn’t feel cheap and keeps the weight low. The lightweight design is great for long listening sessions and extended work outs at the gym, though the MA390 Wireless does lack wing tips.
In terms of fit, we found the RHA MA390 Wireless extremely comfortable thanks to the smaller earbuds. They’re so small that we felt comfortable sleeping with them. RHA packs in small, medium, and large eartips to help you find a good fit and the company also includes a pouch… which would’ve been nice if it wasn’t much too small for the MA390 Wireless! In any case, wireless performance is generally excellent and we never had audio dropouts. We could move several rooms away from our music source before the connection stuttered.
For battery life, the RHA MA390 Wireless are rated for eight hours and we saw slightly below that. At moderate listening levels, we saw seven hours of listening consistently. Thankfully, the USB–C connection means they charge up relatively quickly.
Popular neckbuds like the BeatsX and the Jaybird X3 are more expensive and don’t sound as good, making the RHA MA390 Wireless a no–brainer if you want fun sound, high build quality, and an elegant design.
the bottom line. One of the best deals for wireless neckbuds — well made, excellent sound, and affordable in price.
Even the inline mic is made from aluminum to give a good quality feel.